This year marks Purist‘s 6th year in the business so they’ve gotten some old friends to work on some exclusive pieces. They kicked off celebrations with David Flores and the legendary VIBE cover of the “untouchable D.R.”, following that release, they’ve had FUTURA help out on a new shirt which was the final bookend for FL. Coming in hot is newcomer Ronin Division, featuring clean designs and focused themes looks they have a bright future ahead. Last, they’ve also received love from their friends at Japan, NEXUSVII. This next series is guaranteed to sell out quick with contributions from Chaz Bojorquez.
The look book was inspired by a great sequence by their favorite video director, Hype Williams and the movie BELLY. Use of blacklights emphasizes the clean, bright graphics on this small seasonal capsule. Congrats to our friends at Purist! Hit the online store for these great pieces, more looks at the jump.
December 4th is always bittersweet. In 1969, a star was born in Shawn Carter and in 2007 we lost Chad Butler. In commemoration of the shared date, we get a posthumous verse from Pimp C on Hov’s “Tom Ford.” Braggadocios yet honest, Uncle Chad gives new life to the song, which already sets any party or club off.
Former Roc-A-Fella Records CEO Dame Dash teamed up with Cam’Ron for a fashion show back in September. Here the two collaborate for an ad campaign for photo-sharing and fine goods website, Fancy. Fancy, the latest entry in the increasingly crowded social media marketplace, bills itself as a “crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and innovative stores” according to the site’s About page. Fancy has attracted some high profile attention from Kanye West and Apple CEO Tim Cook. The site, which works similarly to Pintrest, lets users “fancy” or select goods that are later sold via the website and app. Rap legend Nas also seems to have a business relationship with Fancy, after the company sponsored his team this summer at the famed Rucker Park for its Entertainers Basketball Classic.
Man’s love affair with the watch is centuries old, an accessory that not only defines the space of time, but defines the person wearing it. It’s the precision, detail and functionality of the watch that drew Southern California’s Electric to develop their own. Their history of developing top quality functional accessories with timeless style creates the perfect context for the introduction of watches. Re-engineered classics, born from the spirit of the iconic styles of our past, twisted and modernized for today be sure to check out their offerings as well as sunglasses and apparel, now available online.
In the latest installment of the Artst Tlk series Pharrell sits down to interview the greatest american artist living today Jeff Koons. Take 30 minutes out of your day to watch, listen, and learn from one of the most artistic minds we have today, you will not be disappointed.
When STR/KE MVMNT’s founders Marc and Dominique Morisset began to devote more time to training they soon discovered that trying to find functional gear that fit their personal style was next to impossible. Thus STR/KE MVMNT was born. Initially starting with cross training to keep in shape for surfing and life in general, they always felt there was a need for an athletics brand that was relevant to where our demographic was coming from. The apparel came as a natural progression to wanting to offer an entire athletic collection for any young, active individual. Hit their online store for their three footwear options: Interval 1, Chill Pill (our fav, seen above) and Interval 2 and other active apparel.
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Enjoy a behind the scenes look into the process of creating Garrett Leight California Optical‘s second edition of Spectacle Magazine. Articles will be posted weekly on their blog page and printed copies are also available at select optical stores globally. Be sure to browse their online shop and new arrivals, including one of our favorite sunglasses the GL X TL NO. 2.
Purchasing The Black Album 10 years ago was one of the easiest decisions I have ever had to make. It was Jay’s last hurrah or so “we thought,” I had to buy it. It was more than a moment, but a symbol of hard-work come to fruition. From the poignant words Just Blaze uttered on “Interlude” to Jay closing the door (literally) on “My First Song,” The Black Album will arguably go down as one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time.
On Thursday, November 14, one of the most important hip-hop records in recent memory, Jay Z’s Black Album, celebrated its ten-year anniversary. To go along with a retrospective review of the record, REVOLT took a deeper look into the iconic album—rumored to be Jay’s last upon its release—by speaking with some of its contributors about the recording and creation process, Jay’s undying talent and presence in hip-hop, and the legacy of the LP ten years later.